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Upcoming Events
Habitat for Humanity
Coordinator: Bill Mason

Flower City Habitat for Humanity is a non-denominational Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard and poverty housing in Rochester, NY.

For more information, please visit their site: http://www.rochesterhabitat.org/

 

These are the homes we have sponsored to date, by year indicated. Each required our coalition to raise $65,000 and help provide volunteers to build the home. Each home was dedicated to the homeowner when it was complete. Each homeowner had to help build the home and attend classes that would help with budgeting, routine home maintenance, and other similar training sessions.  The  homeowner assumed a 20 year mortgage for the value of the home with monthly payments that they could meet, based on their family size, monthly income, etc. Currently, the existing mortgages are non-interest bearing. If you think you’d like to get involved in any way, please contact me at wmason@rochester.rr.com or 453-9038. I can always use someone to represent our church (the founding church) at meetings I’m not able to attend. Bill Mason


Current News:

Most of you are well aware of that yellow shed on the eastern side of our parking lot. We received the following information and want to share it with you: From St. Pauly: “Thank you for continuing to collaborate with the St. Pauly Textile clothing drop of shed project! In 2018 roughly 29,906 garments of clothing were donated to the Greece Habitat clothing shed at Greece United Methodist Church on Maiden Lane. This was enough to clothe an estimated 3504 people. This clothing is being used right now by people in one or more of 44 different countries (including the US) to which our clothing is likely to have been distributed this past year. The Greece Churches Habitat for Humanity coalition raised $1,696.38 in 2018 through hosting the shed”.

Our coalition representatives work diligently to keep the shed in good shape. We have to be sure the clothing that is deposited is well bagged and moved from the donation end of the shed to the double door end for pickup. It’s not always a pleasant task with clothing bags torn when deposited, loose clothing (not always clean), items not accepted (probably leftovers from a garage sale) – every visit can bring a surprise or two. Our 8 churches rotate the task a week at a time. St. Pauly is diligent in making pickups each week, usually on Thursday or Friday. Thanks to you who have taken advantage of using the shed. I could always use a volunteer or two to fill in for me on our week.

I looks like Mid-May is definitely our start time. Our group is getting anxious to get started. If you think you’d like to get involved in any way, please contact me at 319-5924, or wmason3403@gmail.com. I can always use someone to represent our church (the founding church) at meetings I’m not able to attend.

Bill Mason.